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♪ bad things have been known to happen to russian whose cross vladamir putin. now a former spy accused of being a traitor to russia is fighting for his life in britain, possibly after being poisoned. here is elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: the man in critical condition is reported to be sergei scipol ex-russian army colonel. arrested in 2004. sentenced in a russian court for spying for britain. but in 2010, he left russia, part of a prisoner exchange. in return for ten russian sleeper agents including the infamous anna chatman, operating in the u.s. in salisbury, the town where he settled. witnesses say he and a woman
companion collapsed on a bench sunday. >> an older guy, younger girl. she was sort of leaping on him. it looked like she passed out maybe. he was doing some, strange hand movements. looking up to the sky. >> reporter: the couple was rushed to the hospital. suffering from what police say is exposure to an unknown substance. meanwhile, hazmat teams scoured and closed off an area in salisbury town center. so far police say this is not a counterterrorism case. but all britons will recall the 2006 murder of a russian intelligence officer, in london. he was poisoned by radioactive polonium in what british intelligence believes was a russian state ordered execution. liz, why would russia potentially target him now after all those years? >> well, if he was targeted, that's still a big if, jeff,
obviously but he was an unlikely choice. he had kept a low profile since coming here. his espionage reported to have been identifying russian spies to the europeans in the 1990s. he didn't have current information that would threaten the kremlin as far as we know. he had been officially pardoned, the sign that moscow had closed the file on him in 2010. >> mysterious case. liz palmer, thank you. >> thousand of striking teachers jammed west virginia's state capitol. no classes for 277,000 students. the teachers are demanding a 5% pay raise. state senate offered 4%. west virginia ranks 48th in teacher pay. average is $45,000 t oklahoma is 49th. teachers there are considering a strike next month. >> in syria, food and medicine reached civilians in eastern ghouta, rebel held suburb of damascus where 700 have been killed by air strikes in two
weeks. in the north it is ally versus ally. america's most effective partner against isis, the kurds are now fighting turkey. seth doane is the first u.s. correspondent to reach afron since the fighting broke out. a warning here some of what you are about to see is graphic. >> reporter: through out syria's seven year war, afran was untouched. but not anymore. since january, turkey has been targeting the ethnic kurds who live here. with air strikes and shelling. it seized the kurdish forces as a terrorist group on their border. >> this man came up to me, started, crying. pointing to the sky. motioning about air strikes. well, kurdish held. syrian territory. so, president bashar al assad sent in the fighters. a twist to the war, syria is allied with the same kurdish forces, who have been armed and trained by the u.s. in the bat
al gainst isis. thousand of civilians have fled surrounding villages in the last two months. >> this is an unfinished house. about a week ago has become a shelter. now, among pigeons and in the dark, 18 families live here. including shirahan hassan and her six kids. how ills it living in this place? >> translator: weep were so frightened, scared, she told us, all just too much. at the small town hospital, dr. khalil ahmed is overwhelmed. they received 27 patients overnight, caught up in air strikes. in the morning, i see injured children. at night i see injured children. what did they do to deserve this, he asked? the boy in the bed has shrapnel injuries.
his mother was burned. we tried to run, said his grandmother. but the air strikes followed us. and, left another grandson without his eyes. the hospital told us, the little boy has been saying, i want to see. seth doane, cbs news, syria. come kg up next on the "cbs evening news," who is an easier target for scammers, young or the old? anna werner has the the answer tonight. >> a one handed player, delivers an audition that made the nfl take notice. ♪
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but a surprise new england report from the federal trade commission says younger folks those in their 20s, are even more vulnerable. here is anna werner. >> it hurts a lot. i mean, i -- again one of the bigger life lessonize had to learn. >> 29-year-old david sigmund of los angeles never thought he would fall victim to a scam. >> i felt violated. i was really beside myself. and i was most upset i let myself down. >> sigmund needed money. he signed up to mystery shop and review their service paying a fee for the first couple jobs. in january he got a bigger assignment. evaluate money transfer businesses by cashing a check the company sent, wiring the money to them. >> shortly after, a couple hours after taking all of that money out from the bank and sending it away. i got a call from wells fargo saying it is fraudulent.
i am on the hook for the entire amount been taken out. >> fact check fraud can hit anyone. a new scam risk report from the better business bureau shows the one of the most frequent tricks played on millenials. those age 25-34. on top of that, federal trade commission found twice as many millenials reported fraud lost money. monica baca. >> some of the older folks are doing a good job recognizing fraud. when they come upon it. they're doing a really good job of avoiding a loss. and, they want to warn people about it. >> while older people were more likely to become victims of phone scams, the bbb reports younger people as the might be expected were more likely to fall for online scams. on social media or the interinternet. >> sfarly well educated. i was completely blindsided. >> one interesting thing to note. when the older people did lose money. they lost more. a median $621 for those in their 70s, as opposed to a median $400 for those in their 20s. the people in their 20s lost more often.
it was a big night for frances mcdormand won her academy award, to have it stolen hours later. she called on women in the oscar audience to stand up for themselves. here is jamie yuccas. >> meryl, if you do it, everybody else will, come on. >> frances mcdormand captured a movement. diversity and women's empower. we have stories to tell. projects we need financed. >> she stole the show. hours later her oscar would be stolen. >> this is mine. >> terry bryant who goes by d.j.matari, posted this on social media after allegedly taking mcdormand's engraved oscar from the official after party.
>> who wants to tell me congratulations. >> congratulations. >> bryant's instagram account shows him holding trophies from several big award shows. mcdormand seen crying after bryant left the oscar party with her statue. he was spotted by a photographer as some one who did not win. los angeles police say said, the photographer followed bryant and without any resistance from bryant took the oscar from him. the oscar was returned to the recipient. >> jeff, police say that bryant definitely did have a ticket to the governor's ball but no one is sure how he go out. he will be arraigned on grand theft charges. >> guess he went be there next year. good work by that photographer. jamie, thank you very much. >> absolutely. >> next here, a one-handed football player shows why he may be the nfl's newest star.
22-year-old shakeem griffin born with a condition that led to amputation of his left hand. hopes to play pro book. in his past weekend he electrified scouts and fans at the nfl combine. the nfl combine can get repetitive. lifting, running. day after day. shakeem griffin elevated aefrlg. bench pressing 225 pounds. 20 times. with a prosthetic hand. >> come on. come on. i got you. rock it out. running the fastest, 40 yard dash for any linebacker in more than a decade. >> shakeem griffin is absolute leave dominating. >> social media exploded following his performance. seahawks player, richard sherman tweeted if shaquem griffin doesn't get drafted the system is broken. demarcus swear chimed in you uh got my vote. griffin born with amniotic band syndrome, hand underdevelop and amputated when he was 4 years
old. his twin brother, one minute older plays for the seattle seahawks and is shaquime's biggest fan. >> who else. griffin. >> at university of central florida, shaquiem became a star. >> the passion too, never gives up on a play. >> steely determination on full display. something he joked about with his brother last month while training in dallas. >> i'm going to beat his time. i'm going to let everybody know now. >> don't put that much pressure stuff on yourself. this is stuff they write down. >> identical times for identical twins who hope to have the nfl seeing double. that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm jeff glor.
welcome to the "overnight news," i'm elaine quijano. president trump's plan to impose tariffs is threatening to ignite a global trade war. it already touched off a political war within the republican party. major garrett reports. >> reporter: president trump focuses on china when he talks trade deaf sits. china provides less than 1% of u.s. steel imports. larger suppliers, allies, canada, south korea jarks pan, mexico all of who fear tariffs and what they can some times bring. >> reporter: president trump said he will press ahead with
tariffs on all imports of steel and aluminum. details are pending. mr. trump threatened a 25% tax on steel. and a 10% tax on aluminum. all in the name of protecting u.s. manufacturers. >> i've don't think, no trade war. don't think so. i don't think you are going to have a trade war. >>en a rare public split. house speaker paul ryan fears precisely that. in a statement, ryan spokeswoman said the speaker is urging the white house to not advance with this plan. the new tax reform law has boosted the economy, and we certainly don't want to jeopardize those gains. >> what is your reaction to speaker ryan? >> we have a great relationship with speaker ryan. we will continue to have one. that doesn't mean we have to agree on everything. the president has been committed and talked about this, for, for many years. >> nothing about this will jeopardize economic growth as a speaker fears. >> president feels strongly that, that we have to protect,
some of, some of the industries that are the backbone of this country. and we have to protect american workers. >> the president also linked the terrorists to the renegotiation of the north american free trade agreement or nafta. suggesting a new deal could spare mexico and canada from the import tax. >> if i do make a deal which is fair to the workers and american people, that would be, imagine one points we will negotiate. tariffs on steel for canada. and for mexico. so we'll see what happens. former campaign aide for president trump subpoenaed to testify before robert mueller. sam nunberg says he has no intention of complying. what's next for nunberg, here is paula reid. >> mueller thinks trump is the manchurian candidate. >> reporter: but nunberg refused to appear before a federal grand jury. he called several media outlets this afternoon to explain why he will defy a subpoena from special counsel robert mueller. >> what they sent me was absolutely ridiculous.
why should i hand them e-mails from november 1, 2015? >> if you're held in contempt of court. wouldn't you have higher legal bills? >> i think it would be really, really funny if they wanted to arrest me. >> nunberg was part uh the trump campaign before it was officially launched in june 2015. he was fired for offensive social media posts, just two months later. he says he is not trying to protect the president. >> i'm not a fan of donald trump as you well know. >> nunberg spent five and a half hours being investigated by investigators and based on their questions he believes the special counsel may have evidence against president trump. >> trump may have very well done something during the election with the russians. if he did that, it's inexcuesable. if he did that. >> white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders pushed back. >> he doesn't know that for
sure. he is incorrect. as we said many times before. there was no collusion with the trump campaign. >> a former russian spy is fighting for his life. doctors say it looks like he was poisoned. fingers are pointing at kremlin. elizabeth palmer reports from london. >> reporter: the man in critical condition is reported to be sergei scipol ex-russian army colonel. arrested in 2004. sentenced in a russian court for spying for britain. but in 2010, he left russia, part of a prisoner exchange. in return for ten russian sleeper agents including the infamous anna chatman, operating in the u.s. in salisbury, the town where he settled. witnesses say he and a woman companion collapsed on a bench sunday. >> an older guy, younger girl. it looked like she passed out
maybe. he was doing some, strange hand movements. looking up to the sky. >> reporter: the couple was rushed to the hospital. suffering from what police say is exposure to an unknown substance. meanwhile, hazmat teams scoured and closed off an area in salisbury town center. so far police say this is not a counterterrorism case. but all britons will recall the 2006 murder of a russian intelligence officer, in london. he was poisoned by radioactive polonium in what british intelligence believes was a russian state ordered execution. the pentagon set to release its final report on last year's ambush in africa that left four u.s. special forces soldiers dead. isis terror group release aid video stolen from a helmet cam the we warn you some images are disturbing. david martin reports.
>> the video is hard to watch because it shows the the final moments of american soldiers, fighting for their lives. but it also shows the just how outgunned and overwhelmed they were. a helmet camera worn by one of the american soldiers recorded the ambush. 11 american and 30 nigerian soldiers were returning from what was a low risk patrol. after the shooting stopped, the camera was taken off his body and released as part of a propaganda vido. americans tried to take cover behind their suv. with one of the soldiers, they ran along side. they fired colored smoke to provide concealment and identify position to friendly aircraft overhead. overwhelmed very quickly. unable to get situational awareness. unable to get its bearing. unable to fall back to a covered concealed position. >> one of them went down.
another rushed to the side and dragged him back to the cover of the suv. their position of the suv about to be overrun. they did the only thing thing they could. ran to position that might provide better cover. except for the smoke from the grenade and scrub trees. there was no cover. and no escape. the soldier wearing the helmet camera went down. soon the camera stopped moving. some offen me fighters came into the view. a final blast, filled the frame from what was around a fired at point-blank range. >> they were, to try to complete, and execute this, time of mission. with that type of equipment. i just, i just, could not -- >> the congressman. serves on the house services committee. and they are waiting for the final investigation report. >> we should have gotten this information a long time ago. they were asked to go on the mission.
is something that we all need to find out. >> the answers could come this week. the commander of u.s. troops in africa. is, scheduled to, testify before the house committee. and the pentagon is expected to release results of its investigation. that's when you know, it's half-washed. add downy to keep your collars from stretching. unlike detergent alone, downy conditions to smooth and strengthen fibers. so, next time don't half-wash it. downy and it's done. hey, sir lose-a-lot! thou hast the patchy beard of a pre-pubescent squire!
the mineral cobalt is more important noon you realize. it helps power cell phones, lap tops and electric cars. cobalt is found in few places around the world. one is the democratic republic of congo in central africa. and a lot of the back breaking work going on there is being done by children. debora patta reports. >> the drc is embroiled in conflict and difficult and some times dangerous to report from there. on a recent trip to the south of the country we saw what looked like the wild west. they're digging in trenches. and laboring in lakes. hunting for treasure. in a playground from hell.
hard enough for an adult man, unthinkable for a child. and yet, tens of thousands of kids are involved in every stage of mining for cobalt. more than half the world's supply comes from the drc. 20% of that is mined by hand. we traveled along collapsing dirt roads. children are everywhere. digging for cobalt in abandoned open pit mines. and it is clear, security officials in charge here, only some of them in uniform, have something to hide. every few hundred feet we get stopped, requesting letters, documents. even though we have official permission to be here. but for the chinese middle man we saw who buy the cobalt no such constraints they have free access to the mines. inside, women and children are doing so-called artisinal mining. don't be fooled this is no
quaint cottage industry. at barely 10 years old, children lug heavy sacks of cobalt to be washed in rivers. from as early as 4 they can pick it out of a pile. and those too young to work. spend much of the day, breathing in toxic fumes. the officials deny that there is child labor, clearly it obvious that there is. but whenever a camera or security person, or policeman appears, then the children are chased away. this 11-year-old agreed to meet us outside the mine. >> why aren't you in school? >> my parent are dead. he said. and i stay with my grandma. >> so you need to make money for your granny? >> yes. >> we asked these companies,
whether child mined cobalt is being used in their products. all acknowledge problems with the supply chain, but they say require their suppliers to follow responsible guidelines. apple said it lead the industry in supply chain standard. last year cut ties with the largest artisinal cobalt supplier. microsoft told us it does not tolerate child labor and they're working with ngo's to eliminate it. samsung said it is mapping its supply chain and explained that it performs audits and very little cobalt in batteries. our investigation shows how complicated it is to trace child mined cobalt in the global supply chain. we followed the mineral as the it left the mines. piled high on every mode of transport available. sacks were mixed up. without labels. making it impossible to know who had mined them. the children's cobalt is brought here to this market, where it is bought by chinese company, for extremely low prices. we wanted to see whether there was any attempt to check if the
cobalt had been mined by children. so our team went back later, with a hidden camera. when he offered to sell a truck load of cobalt nobody asked us who mined the mineral. only what the quality was. this man, told us that the chinese traders here bought all of the cobalt and sold it mainly to one chinese company. known locally as the cdm. cdm owned by global chinese giant, but they said they stopped buying from that market last year. and, to put in place a detailed program, to eliminate child labor from their supply chain. and, yet, in this murky process of sourcing cobalt, one thing is clear. children are still here. carrying the weight of our high tech world on their shoulders. we spoke to eight major tech companies who had been linked to the supply chain. while some have joined initiatives to solve this problem, we saw very little evidence that the mines we visited of any one actually helping these children.
ngo, apple, microsoft described support from companies as drop in the ocean compared to dozens of companies buying child mined cobalt. flu season is winding down. researchers are working on a vaccine for next year's strain. the vaccine for this year's vie virus wasn't effective. why. > the flu vaccine the only routine vaccination people take every year. scientists around the world have been searching for decade for a universal flu vaccine, that targets all strains of the flu virus and will last a lifetime. >> it is a very difficult goal. it is sort of the holy grail. >> peter pulisi and team of microbiologists at mount sinai hospital in new york working almost exclusively for five years on finding the holy grail of flu prevention.
they belief they're close. >> it is right now in phase one. people are being as we speak, vaccinated. with this vaccine. and that is, the first step in, in getting it approved. >> how long do you think before we see phase two or phase three? >> think it should be faster than ten years. it takes understanding why the flu is unique compared to other viruss. like measles, or mumps. >> the virus is changing constant three. which is why we have to get new vaccine every year. but there are parts of the virus which are staying constant. think of the flu virus, coded with little mushrooms each with a head and stem. current vaccines target the head. but that's the part that easily changes or mutates into different strains. making vaccine effectiveness challenging. but scientists discovered, the
stem remains relatively the same. there in lies the holy grail. target the unchanging part. >> this is really from an idea that was developed on the bench, into clinical trials. florian cramer is lead ing the clinical trials in human. >> this is the bio bubble. prepare vaccine seed viruses going into manufacturing and can be used in human clinical trials. >> they are also using chicken eggs to grow their vaccines. >> the difference you would buy in the supermarket. >> method of vaccine development used over 70 years. eggs are injected with flu virus. incubated for a few days and harvested to prepare the vaccine. >> how many doses of vaccine can you get from an egg. >> typically get one to three doses per egg. >> with 97 pediatric deaths this flu season the worst in nearly a decade. >> do you feel like the recent changes we have been seeing in
terms of the epidemics and the pandemics and this season are diving the research? >> unfortunately, it is worse than what we have seen over the last ten years almost. clearly this is more motivation and we really want to, to, try to find something. which eliminates the disease. >> this severe flu season has lend urgency to the search for a one and done flu shot. but the central issue now is federal funding. while national institutes of health its funding the work. researchers believe with more funds wheat can see a universal vaccine in less than five years. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back. hey, need fast try cool mint zantac. it releases a cooling sensation in your mouth and throat. zantac works in as little as 30 minutes.
national geographic magazine, released list of adventurers of a year. among them, a married couple who melt in the cav fear yeah at nation"national geographic" headquarters. dramatic images, gained millions of followers online. carter evans caught up with the globetrotting couple at their home in canada. >> one of the places. >> yeah. paul taught me how to dive in cold walter right here. >> what's beautiful about this place. it is marine park. protected. >> all of these in your backyard. >> yeah. >> if this is paul and
christina's backyard, their front yard is the rest of the planet. >> i think this year we have been home less than two months. but you know, because we work together. home is wherever we are. >> there was a song about that. ♪ home is where i want to be pick me and turn around ♪ >> from pole to pole and just about every place in between. the two have used their cameras to give nature a face. whether human or otherwise. all of their photographs are taken to serve three goals. >> art, science contribution. gut be beautiful. teach you something, and make you care. >> those three elements came together in heartwrenching fashion this past december when the couple released this video
of a starving polar bear on social media. they photographed it on an arctic expedition and viewed more than 30 million times on "national geographic's" social media and web platforms. >> you can keep reminding people, climate change is happening polar bears are going to disappear. at some point. slap people inn't face. this its what climate change looks like. >> everybody who saw the video, we recognize the pain and fear we are feeling about climate change in this animal. that's why it probably galvanized public attention. >> my god. light on the mountain. >> with the serious intent that drives their work. their photographic expeditions are filled with inspiring encounters. >> one of my favorite things to do is swim with leopard seals. took christina last year. sheaf jumped in the water. that's when i knew christina was the girl for me. not many people who are going to stick it out. >> you see you facing the jaws of this beast. >> she is just letting you know this is her territory. itch you want to be here, you are going to play by her rules. >> kept bringing you penguins. >> realizing i couldn't, catch a live one. she brought them, staring with a dejected look. and, a useless animal. >> trying to feed you. >> and take care of me. >> christina and paul take care of each other in the field but also complement each other. while paul special is in
wildlife, at the frozen ends of the earth, christina captures the lives of indigenous people. all over the world. >> you just know they have been watching the same place, the same tide, the same sea ice form hundreds of years. they know things. that even the best scientists don't know. >> the pair comes away with more than just images. they see each expedition as an opportunity to learn something new. as they did on a recent trip to remote parts of if he high. remote parts of hawaii. >> sitting there with these powerful, polynesian, hawaiian surfers on the beach. they would be out looking across the water. they said we never realized we were poor until some body from the mainland came over and told us. >> for paul and christina that perspective makes life richer and makes the job worth every moment. >> failing 98% of the time. being miserable most of the time. being patient. believing in yourself. believing in the process. chasing that story. and, that makes it rewarding. >> you have to love the adventure of it. >> love and adventure.
getting around arlington, texas can be a chore. if you don't have a car. city put in a new bus line, but that didn't get much traction. now, arlington's become the first city in the nation to hire a ride sharing company to take ,000,000 residents from place to place. kris van cleave hopped in for a ride. >> this is where you used to wait for a bus in arlington, texas, waiting a long time. as the the sign says, city dropped bus service going for more virtual bus stop that you summon with an app. here, is what the new city buses look like. it's, actually a ride share. arlington texas want few know if this can be the answer in uber age. partnered with ride sharing service, via to on rate ten vans to shuttle residents replacing the city's fur-year-old commuter bus service. >> commuter bus didn't apply at all.
didn't take me where i needed to go. >> since january, bill o'toole left his car at home and commuted with via. summoning the van, for $3 a ride or weekly pass for $10. the fees are partially subs died by the city. >> stress at work has been alleviated. probably the fact that i am not starting stressed. >> you hate driving. >> hate driving. without a car its not easy. sprawling community of 99 squart and 20 from dallas. residents repeatedly voted a mass transit system. when the bus line scrapped.hiha people a day on single route through downtown. you seep buse passe outdated technology. >> absolutely.ogthat is coming on. you've will seem very little light rail built. >> jeff williams. >> pilotgr if it didn't work.
we can go on to something else. million a mile for live rail. >> arlington residents are . in the first month. at a 97%, customer approval rating. pick you up within a block or two. .oflt going to peck you up mat >> the city is planning on expanding program to cover 120,000 residents by this summer. if they're willing up the via fans, they will have to go city wide in the next couple years. kris van cleave, arlington, texas. >> that's the news for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning.
captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, march 6th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." a former aide to president trump who said he's refused a subpoena from special counsel robert mueller changes his tune. bracing for another hit. communities on the east coast are still reeling from a deadly storm that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. now a new coastal storm is on the way. 20 -- >> the florida state senate narrowly passes a bill that would arm some teachers and raise the minimum wage for buying a rifle.